Delta GEMS


Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute


Thank you for your interest in the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter Delta GEMS Program. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year. Please contact us at with any questions.

About Delta GEMS
The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute (“Delta GEMS Institute”) , is a mentoring program for African-American girls in high school, sponsored by the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter (“IAC”) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, (“Delta”).
Delta is a public service organization founded in 1913 by 22 black women dedicated to uplifting their community in the areas of educational development, economic development, and many other powerful ways. The Delta GEMS Institute is one of Delta’s flagship programs that has been in existence for well over 40 years.
The goals for the Delta GEMS Institute are: to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
The Delta GEMS Institute is designed for young women:

  • Who are in grades 9-12
  • Who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success
  • Who are interested in developing leadership skills
  • Who are actively pursuing college and/or career options
  • Who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.

The Delta GEMS Institute activities include participation in community service projects, cultural events, and attending educational workshops where we present topics such as choosing the most appropriate college, career choices, social and professional etiquette, self-esteem building, wellness, money management and of course having lots of fun.
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Should you have questions, feel free to contact Sandra Sears (Chair) or Mecca Plunkett (Co-Chair) via email at